Lousy sales pitch

Today Superintendent Gronsethweighed in with what he must have thought was a good sales pitch to follow up the recently approved 12% increase in property taxes for the Duluth Schools with a successful property increase at a referendum next November. Here’s how I’d paraphrase his case:

I talk to a few critics who complain that we were unwilling to make compromises in forcing the Red Plan down everyone’s throat which, for your information, have finally given us wonderful, safe schools that are saving us oodles of money. But we’re broke now so these complaints won’t help us raise more money to fix problems that in no way are related to the Red Plan.

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